If you’re like me and think Valentine’s Day is an overpriced, commercial holiday that sets up unreal expectations of romantic bliss, here are a few ways to help you get through this very long day.
1) Know your Audience. If she’s on a diet, don’t get her a box of candy. It’s February and a lot of people are still trying to shed the few extra pounds they gained over the holidays. If you cause her to break her diet, she’ll hate you.
2) Flattery will get you everywhere. Try to know your partner’s size. She can always return it, but she can’t return the embarrassment of getting an extra large sweater when she’s a medium.
3) Make a fuss. Don’t say, Oh, I thought you would want to stay in and make dinner for the kids. Do something special. That could be picking up takeout, making dinner TOGETHER, or going out as a family.
4) Put yourself in her shoes. If she likes silver jewelry, don’t get her gold. If she’s hates classical music, don’t get her tickets to the symphony.
5) Know your budget. You don’t want to stress yourself and your partner out by spending beyond your means. Be reasonable or don’t buy anything at all. A heartfelt handwritten note can be the best.
Here’s what Sarah and I think of Valentine’s Day.
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Yvonne Condes is the Editor and co-Founder of MomsLA.com, a community of Top Mom Bloggers in Los Angeles and Southern California.